I believe you and the Holy Father cited correctly the Western Church. I agonize over the condition of the Catholic Church in the USA. It is shocking the socialist strain that runs through her, gets all the press and the first microphone. Depressing, but God, how I love her and will never leave her.
You should consider having a personal relationship with Christ, rather than a religion.
posted on 01/13/2013 7:31:37 PM PST
(They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
To: crosshairs; RitaOK
A relationship with Jesus Christ doesn't preclude a relationship with the Church He founded. In fact, they are inseparable. The Church is His body, His bride. He loves her, He laid down His life for her.
But you knew that.
posted on 01/14/2013 5:59:44 AM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
(May the Lord bless you, May the Lord keep you, May He turn to you His countenance and give you peace)
I love the Church because she loves Him, and not because she loves me, and at her best she is sober and and obedient to His desires for fitting worship and loving works. Those two things are great mystical events, and not rote, nor Pharasee like, but a great movement of the heart carried out. Our Saviour made many promises to her, as a bridegroom would, and as the mystical body of Him, she responds to His commands as a bride would, in a very personal relationship with Him, quite willing to love and obey. He laid down His life for her and that makes it personal.
posted on 01/14/2013 7:40:22 AM PST
( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
Why have just one when you can have both ?
posted on 01/14/2013 7:08:23 PM PST
(Wonko from outside the asylum)
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